Because very limited public funding is available in the United States to provide vaccines to uninsured adults, Merck has created the Merck Vaccine Patient Assistance Program.
This private and confidential program provides vaccines free of charge to eligible adults, primarily the uninsured who, without our assistance, could not afford needed Merck vaccines.
This Web site is designed to help you understand the program. If you have additional questions, please call (800) 293-3881, 8:00 AM–8:00 PM EST, Monday through Friday, where a live operator will be available to assist you.
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"Removing financial barriers to access to life-saving vaccines for poorer adults is important. This program is a bold step to try to assure that lower-income adults can receive the benefits vaccines have to offer."–Walter A. Orenstein, M.D., former director of the National Immunization Program and currently the director of the Emory Program for Vaccine Policy and Development and Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center.
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Merck will continue to provide discounted pediatric vaccines to the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
Since 1994, the VFC program has provided free vaccines to children who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, Native American and to underinsured children who visit Federally Qualified or Rural Health Centers. Merck makes vaccines to help protect children from 9 of the 15 diseases for which the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends vaccines–more than any other company. Merck provides our pediatric vaccines to the VFC program at significantly discounted prices.
Ask your doctor or health care provider if they participate in the VFC program. Or contact the VFC coordinator in your state. A list of VFC coordinators can be found at www.cdc.gov/nip/vfc/contacts_vfc_coord.htm
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
If you are enrolled in Medicare, you are eligible to enroll in the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Program.